1st prize was not awarded
donated by the Gesellschaft der Freunde der KUG together with the KUG
for the best interpretation of the award-winning work "Strange Attractors (2014) by Juan de Dios Magdaleno
donated by PRIORES
The trio Atanassov was founded in 2007 by three young students of the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (CNSMDP) - Perceval Gilles (violin), Sarah Sultan (violoncello) and Pierre-Kaloyann Atanassov (piano). Since 2008, the trio has been a member of the European Chamber Music Academy and has received significant influence from the artistic director Hatto Beyerle. The trio Atanassov performs regularly in France and in Europe. The trio's broad repertoire ranges from Haydn's compositions to works of the 21st century. In addition to a busy concert schedule, the trio took part in international competitions in Osaka, in Trondheim and the Haydn Competition in Vienna, the "Joseph Joachim" Chamber Music Competition in Weimar and the Vibrarte and FNAPEC Competition in Paris. In 2010, the trio was awarded first prize at the "International Commerzbank Chamber Music Competition" in Frankfurt am Main. In 2013, the trio released their first CD (Piano Trios op. 15 & op. 65 by Dvořák and Smetana, Hänssler Classic), which has been awarded the "Diapason d'Or" by the French music journals.
Pierre-Kaloyann ATANASSOV, piano
Pierre-Kaloyann Atanassov was born in 1983 and received his first piano lessons at the age of three. A year later followed the violin lessons. In 2003 he began his studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris (CNSMDP) with Brigitte Engerer and Alain Planès, which he graduated in 2007 with distinction. He gained further musical impressions in master classes of György Sebök, Sergio Perticaroli, Bruno Rigutto, Klaus Hellwig, Jean-François Heisser and Muza Rubackyt. Atanassov has been a successful soloist and chamber musician since the age of sixteen with the trio Atanassov in France and Europe.
Perceval GILLES, violin
Perceval Gilles was born in 1987 and received his first music lessons at the age of six with his father at the Montpellier Conservatoire. In 2003 he graduated with distinction in violin and chamber music. From 2004 he attended the violin class of Olivier Charlier and Joanna Matkowska at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris (CNSMDP). In May 2008 he graduated with honors and received the first prize as well as a special award for his interpretation of Berio's "Sequenza" for solo violin. In addition to his solo performances with the various orchestras Gilles is present as a chamber musician with the trio Atanassov on the European stages.
Sarah SULTAN, Violoncello
Sultan received her first violoncello lessons from Claude Zanotti in Angers (France) and then joined Michel Strauss at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris (CNSMDP). In 2006 she graduated with honors. As part of an exchange program, she received lessons from Richard Aaron at the Cleveland Institute of Music and participated in masterclasses with Miklós Perényi, Sonia Wieder-Atherton, Peter Salaff, Christoph Henkel and Bernard Greenhouse. From 2007 to 2010 Sultan studied with Jean-Guihen Queyras at the Musikhochschule in Stuttgart. In addition to her solo and chamber music activities, she gives cello lessons and performs regularly with the Orchester Philharmonique de Radio-France in Paris.